Monthly Archives: December 2016


14

Dec 2016

What Property Do I Give Up in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy?

In a Chapter 7 bankruptcy, a debtor’s assets must be turned over to a court-appointed trustee. Certain assets are exempt under Florida law, including up to $1,000 of equity in a motor vehicle and a $4,000 “wildcard” exemption that may be used for any property if the debtor does not claim a homestead exemption for their residence. An experienced Orlando bankruptcy lawyer can advise you...

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14

Dec 2016

Understanding Reverse Mortgages in Orlando | K. Hunter Goff

Many elderly Florida residents find themselves strapped for cash in their later years. One way to generate a steady source of income is through a home equity conversion mortgage (HECM), more commonly known as a “reverse mortgage.” If you are considering a reverse mortgage, it is a good idea to consult with an experienced Florida elder law lawyer first. A reverse mortgage can have significant...

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12

Dec 2016

Keeping Your House in and Orlando Bankruptcy

If you are worried about losing your home, an Orlando bankruptcy lawyer may be able to help. Florida actually makes it easier than most states to protect your homes from creditors or a bankruptcy court. Under the Florida Constitution, a person’s entire “homestead” is exempt from “forced sale” or judgment, subject to certain size restrictions. If the homestead is located in a city, the exemption...

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06

Dec 2016

What Is the Process for Establishing a Guardianship in Orlando?

If you have a relative who is no longer able to manage their own affairs, it may be necessary to establish guardianship to protect that person. Guardianship is a serious legal matter that can be managed easily by an experienced Florida elder law attorney. At the Law Office of K. Hunter Goff, P.A., we can help you with all aspects of establishing and managing a...

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